Our roots

We have been managing homes for  more than 150 years, which makes us one of the oldest housing organisations in England. Octavia Housing currently manages over 5,000 properties, including some of the first homes that Octavia Hill acquired. We believe in the value of mixed communities and in giving people on low incomes the opportunity to stay living close to where they work or have longstanding social ties.

Our history and the variety of work we do in central and west London can all be traced back to the work of our Founder in Victorian times. 

As the city continues to change, so will we, always being open to new ideas, whilst remaining true to our fundamental purpose and values.

More about our ambition and purpose